The trash, recycling, and compost collection schedule for your home is based on your address.

Place your items curbside on the curb between 4 PM and midnight the evening before your scheduled pickup.

  • If your pickup is before 4 PM, you must retrieve bins by 9 PM.
  • If your pickup is after 4 PM, you must retrieve bins by 9 AM the following morning.

Suspensions may occur for a City holiday or during a snowstorm.

In general, there is no collection on sanitation holidays, but that is subject to change. You can check back near the date of the holiday to confirm the collection schedule.

  • If a holiday occurs on your trash or compost collection day, put your items out after 4 PM that day for collection beginning the next day.
  • If a holiday occurs on your recycling collection day, put your items out after 4 PM the day before your next scheduled recycling collection day.

2021 Sanitation Holidays

DateHoliday
January 1 (Friday)New Year's Day
January 18 (Monday)Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 12 (Friday)Lincoln's Birthday
February 15 (Monday)Presidents' Day
May 31 (Monday)Memorial Day
July 5 (Monday)Independence Day (Observed)
September 6 (Monday)Labor Day
October 11 (Monday)Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day
November 2 (Tuesday)Election Day
November 11 (Thursday)Veterans Day
November 25 (Thursday)Thanksgiving
December 24 (Friday)Christmas (Observed)
December 31 (Friday)New Year's Day (Observed)

For information on school schedules, school officials must contact the DOE Division of School Facilities in Long Island City.

Contact information for School Facilities is available through the school.

You can report that the collection days listed in the Department of Sanitation's collection schedule lookup for your address are incorrect.

Call 311 for assistance.

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